"Beauty is attractive and draws us to itself. Beauty calls to us and draws us to itself. Icons show the attractiveness of God. They are our door to eternity." Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
Comments Regarding Commissions Fulfilled:
"This is one of the most beautiful icons of the Transfiguration I have ever seen. The colors are incredible. I can feel the transfiguring rays of light divinizing me as I glance at it.
Icons are definitely windows onto a transfigured world. What grace must be at work in that they have called us so powerfully, though in your case it is to be a channel for icons to become incarnate in the world, where as in mine it is to be blessed and healed through the icons you write for me.
Looking at both the Jesus Pantocrater and the Merton icons you wrote for me, I can see that you have developed a technique which gives fresh meaning to the idea that icons are windows to the divinized reality that is paradise. It's as though the icons are as clear and transparent as crystal and refracting light as quartz crystals do. I love the airy and light feeling. "
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" It is certainly a challenging task to take up the iconic vocabulary and make it fresh and visually relevant to our time. Christine Simoneau Hales has succeeded in doing so, and doing so brilliantly. I would never have thought that it would be possible for a contemporary artist to work in the wake of the great Byzantine masters. And yet, Simoneau Hales has done so not only beautifully but indeed she has done so in a way that makes her work consonant with our times. “
Andre Emmerich, Past President, Art Dealers of America”
The re-birth of Christian religious Icons brings a new art and spirituality to us today. Christian art, specifically Icon painting, is a transformative experience.
Christine Hales is a well loved sacred art instructor and highly regarded Iconographer creating Icons for Christians today. To learn more about her Icon painting classes visit her Icon website, NewChristianIcons.com
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